Looking for a game of tennis?

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Sep 302017

The summer season is about to start!

We currently have 3 divisions of women’s traditional teams ready to roll. We are looking for interested females (young or old!) to join together with others to form a Div 3 Women’s team to fill the BYE that currently exists in that division. We do have a number of interested players, but just need 1 or 2 more to make a viable team. If you are female and are interested in playing tennis at a lower level (no pressure!) – maybe to get back into it after a few years break, or maybe you know a junior player who would like to play seniors in the afternoon, please let Jo Casey know (details below).

Don’t want to play singles? That’s fine! We also have a club looking for doubles-only players (either men or women) to fill their team. This would be for the Division 2 Doubles competition (this is the lowest division) and again, there would be no great expectations of pressure – we just love having people on the court!

Please contact Jo Casey at the Senior Activities Committee via email – senior.activities@hta.asn.au or phone 0417 867 105.

 Posted by at 03:03

Gold Junior Tournament – nominations close Monday!

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Sep 232017

The annual Littlehampton Junior ranking points tournament is being held from Monday 9th October to Friday 13th October at Anembo Park.

Registrations are now open and close at 11.59pm this Monday 25th September. It is a Gold level tournament and  there will be 18’s and under, 16’s and under, 14’s and under, 12’s and under and 10’s and under in both boys and girls singles and doubles events. 

This will be a great opportunity to get some competition practice in before our season starts.

To register go to Tennis Australia and search for tournaments or login with your tennis account and go to the tournaments tab.
Contact Sue Hutson 0421 705 302 or Ann Langman 0431 482 035 for further information.



 Posted by at 11:42

Tennis SA staffing changes

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Sep 212017

Hi Presidents and Secretaries,


I am pleased to inform that I am your new Participation Leader and I will be your first point of call for any matter relating to our programs and services.


I would also like to take opportunity to inform that Tennis SA welcomes our latest staff member to the Participation Team, Matthew Fitzgerald, who will be leading the Participation Team as the Participation Manager. At the same time, the Participation Team has also done a review on the PLs’ regions and has re-allocated the respective PL’s regions.


Please don’t hesitate to contact me by phone 0466 572 424 or by email (eloh@Tennis.com.au), and I look forward to meeting you and your committee.


Thank you and have a great week ahead.


Best regards,


FYI, the Participation Team is:

·       Matthew Fitzgerald (Participation Manager) – SDTA, GDTA and Fleurieu Peninsula Region

·       Anne-Marie Handke – WDTA, NETA, Mid North, Barossa and Riverland Regions

·       MT Smith – EDTA, Eyre Peninsula, Upper North and Yorke Peninsula Regions

·       Egon Loh – Lawn Clubs and Tennis Seniors, Hills, Murraylands and South East Region



 Posted by at 02:11

Farewell MT – Tennis SA staffing changes

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Sep 212017

Hello everyone


To all of the clubs and Associations I have had the pleasure of getting to know and work with since I started at Tennis SA, this is farewell.  Staffing changes within Tennis SA has seen me moved to look after the Yorke Peninsula, Northern and West Coast region.


I have really enjoyed being a part of your tennis world and I thank you for the confidence you have shown in me as your Participation Leader.


Egon Loh will now be your go to man for all things tennis.  As a work colleague Egon has been fantastic in helping me learn my role as he has a wealth of knowledge in the participation space, particularly inclusion and diversity.  I’m sure you will find him very approachable and easy to work with.


Egon’s contact details are:  eloh@tennis.com.au or 0466 572 424


I hope you all enjoy a successful coming summer season both on and off the court.


I’m sure I’ll continue to see many of you around the traps






 Posted by at 01:43

‘My Sporting Journey – A Tennis Participant and Athlete Questionnaire’

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Sep 202017


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Hi There,

With the intent of making Tennis in Australia the best it can be, we need your feedback!

Tennis Australia (TA) is working with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) to investigate the factors that contribute to, or inhibit progression of an athlete along the sporting pathway to success.

This is one of the first comprehensive investigations from an athlete perspective to identify the key breakthroughs, challenges, barriers and accelerants to the athlete development pathway. Therefore, we are seeking your input into a range of matters regarding what your experiences have been throughout your sporting journey.

TA will utilise these collective insights to shape the future of tennis in Australia – from grassroots and recreation, through to elite performance, with the aim to provide better, evidence-based programs and services at every level.

On behalf of TA and the AIS, we are inviting athletes to have their say in the ‘My Sporting Journey – A Tennis Participant and Athlete Questionnaire’.

You are eligible to complete this questionnaire if:

  • You have or are currently competing in tennis, or have done so in the last 10 years; and
  • You have or are competing at any level of organised tennis from club, state, national or international.

The questionnaire takes about 20-30 minutes to complete. The questionnaire is open for 3 weeks mid-September through to early October and all responses will be auto-saved as you go, so you can return to the questionnaire as many times as you need within that period to complete it.

Please ensure that when prompted within the questionnaire, you select the option of individual sport.

Please note that we recommend the questionnaire to be completed on an iPad, PC or Mac computer


You have the option to include your name and personal details. Please be assured that all names and information provided will remain confidential and the data provided to TA is de-identified, so you can respond openly and honestly. If you do include your personal details, as an appreciation of your time, you will go into the draw to win a $500 EFTPOS voucher or one of three $100 EFTPOS vouchers, but your responses within the questionnaire will not be linked to your personal details.

Please note if you are under the age of 18, a parent or guardian is required to print and complete the consent form contained in the questionnaire, and either post it or scan and email it back to the address or email address provided in the questionnaire.

If you have any questions about the questionnaire please contact play@tennis.com.au.

Please assist TA in our endeavours to continue to strengthen our great sport for the future!

Craig Tiley
Chief Executive Officer





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 Posted by at 01:11

HTA Balls – Your Club’s Balls Are Ready For Collection

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Sep 192017

Dear Clubs,

Thank you for your Club’s ball order – your balls are now ready for collection.

The HTA has an agreement with Slazenger and we buy in bulk for the Association but we pass the balls on to your Club entirely at cost. The idea behind this is that all HTA Clubs benefit from the lowest bulk pricing possible for their balls. Thanks to Slazenger and to Bruce Tucker from Tucker Tennis (SA distributor).

This season we are trialing a new and hopefully more administratively efficient ball distribution process, as follows:

To collect your Club’s balls over the next 14 days or so, please:

  1. Phone Bruce Tucker at Tucker Tennis (08) 8358 0093 and make a time for collection. Bruce has particularly asked that Clubs phone him prior to collection please.
  2. Collect your order from Tucker Tennis at 471 Brighton Rd, Brighton, SA 5048
  3. If for some reason your Club is not able to collect your order from Tuckers or this new collection process does not work for your Club for some reason, please discuss your courier needs with either Bruce or the HTA and we may be able to assist you to make other delivery arrangements.


If your Club finds that it needs a few extra tins of additional balls throughout the season, please feel free to contact Tuckers directly to order and pay for any ‘top up’ orders you may require and these balls will be supplied at the same discount price as your primary order. For Clubs who may be GST registered, if you want a Tax Invoice, please obtain this from Bruce at the time of collection.

All the best for the coming season.

 Posted by at 11:23

Sign up to Match Centre now!

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Sep 172017

Hi players, parents and interested onlookers!

If you haven’t already got a login for Match Centre, now is the perfect time to do it! The Summer season begins in about a month, so get yourself signed up and ready to go.

Access to the website will give you all up-to-date match fixtures, venues, results, ladders and statistics.

Senior players especially will need a login this season as no printed programs or scoresheets will be provided by the HTA – all match information will be accessed via leagues.tennis.com.au.

If you’re a newbie to this, we’ve created a simple “How To” document to get you started.

Check it out and get yourself on the system!


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 Posted by at 23:43

HTA Night Tennis – Spring 2017 nominations

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Sep 132017

Dear Clubs,


RE: HTA Night Tennis Spring Team Nominations



Spring’s changeable weather is now upon us: and mid week night tennis isn’t far behind.


The Spring season of night tennis will again be run on Tuesday and Wednesday nights and we propose to kick off on Tuesday 3 October and Wednesday 4 October.


Nominations are to be emailed to night.tennis@hillstennis.net.au by Friday 15 September 2017.


Nominations are being called for Mixed teams of 2 men and 2 women, but as usual we are flexible on composition (especially during the season if players are unavailable and teams need to mix up the gender composition).


To assist programming and grading, teams are asked if they are prepared to play on the alternative night to their preferred night.


Information about 17/18 night tennis and a nomination form are attached. I will also get this up on HTA website. 


If any teams or clubs have “spare” players or not enough players to make a full team, please let us know and we may be able form a composite team.



Best Regards, Rob




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 Posted by at 02:43

Senior Team Nominations Close this Sunday

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Sep 112017

Hi all you Senior Players!


Did you know that team nominations for the HTA Senior Summer Saturday comps close this Sunday? Are you keen to play the Traditional or Doubles Only Comp? Have you let your club know of your intentions for this season?


Teams need to be entered by Senior Coordinators (ie not individual players) into League Manager by 5.00pm this Sunday. Please contact the Senior Activities Committee (senior.activities@hta.asn.au) if you have any queries.



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Sep 072017

Good Morning,


Latest HTA MC Meeting Minutes are now available for viewing.


Thank you


Tracy Goodwin

0438 877 771

HTA Secretary

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 Posted by at 01:47

Midweek Tennis? **Team Nominations Are Now Open (Due before Fri 30 Sep) **

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Sep 052017

The nomination process for Midweek Tennis for 2017/18 is:

  1. Obtain your nomination form by clicking HERE
  2. Return your completed form to Kay Bass as per the instructions on the form or to midweek@hta.asn.au

Nominations must be received before Fri 30 Sep. Thank you.

 Posted by at 10:34

Attention Senior Doubles Players – here’s the latest!

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Sep 012017

Opinions on how we should go about meeting the needs of our doubles players are wide and varied! Discussions have shown that there is no one clear path that stands out as the best one to follow. It is for this reason that we have come up with a plan that we think is pretty cool! Here’s how it will work.


Division 1 doubles will remain unchanged – 8 player teams (4 men, 4 women), play 4 sets each during a Saturday afternoon.


For Division 2 Doubles (and lower), Clubs will be asked to nominate their teams in whatever format they like! Yes, that’s right. Senior coordinators will submit teams via a different online form, where they can nominate how many players they’d like in the team (4, 6, 8 or something else) AND whether they have any gender requirements or not. Some teams may prefer to have an equal spread of men and women, while others may prefer a gender neutral team which will allow any gender to play in any position, based on order of merit. This second option will allow clubs that have an abundance of one gender and a shortage of the other to field teams without the restriction of having to supply a certain number of men or women. Experience in other competitions and associations has shown that this works well.


What are your intentions for this season? Speak with your senior coordinator and get them to submit what YOU would like for your doubles team. A club may submit 2 or more teams using 2 or more different formats.


Once all nominations are received, the SAC will look at and assess them. The most commonly nominated format will be used to make up the competition for season 17/18. Those teams that don’t fit that make up will be contacted and given options that will still allow them to be part of the competition.


We are excited about this initiative, as it is putting the power to determine how the competition will look back in the hands of the clubs. If you’re keen to play doubles this season, speak with your Senior Coordinator soon about how this might look for you.


Senior Activities Committee

 Posted by at 11:07